IQ of 7d w 15-85mm Vs 6d w 24-105mm?

Started Mar 8, 2013 | Questions thread
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In reply to ultimitsu, Mar 12, 2013

ultimitsu wrote:

24-85 on D600 produces better IQ than 17-55 on 60D, despite it has more zoom ratio and cost about half the price. I have them both.

I guess so, but I'm surprised someone dares to say this on this forum Many posters here claim that the 24-85VR is a cokebottle, a joke compared to the 24-105. From what I have seen on the web, images from the 24-85 on Nikon D600 indeed look very good, not clearly worse than the 6D with 24-105 (despite much higher price for the 24-105).

Quite often such an FF zoom will be a bit better in the image center, but worse in the corners compared to a similar APS-C zoom. Same applies for SWA range, e.g. 17-40 against 10-22.

17-40 is simply a not so well designed lens. corner performance difference between 24-105 and 15-85 isnt much, that is when 24-105 isnt a particularly good lens either.

I can kind of agree with that. I guess that if you don't look too much at the corners of the 24-105 on FF, in the WA range and near wide open, the 24-105 is a nice lens. But corners do matter to me, especially in the WA range and near wide open because that is where I take many of my images. For people/event shots, I would have no problem recommending that lens. But for landscape ... not really.

Just to be clear: I don't have a 24-105, but I have looked at many images from it because I considered buying it. If I had to chose a Canon FF standard zoom now, I would take the 24-105 at current prices (below EUR 700 as kit with the 6D). The 4/24-70 does not seem worth the far higher price, and the 2.8/24-70II is clearly great but way too expensive for the limited use I would have for such a lens; I'd rather buy two nice primes.

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